The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).
It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.
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Horror Maestro, John Carpenter, was born on this day–in 1948.
Historical Happening: Gojira
The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, first appeared on movie screens on this day–in 1954 (in Japan).
It was released 2 years later in the United States (where it was “Americanized–even adding Raymond Burr to better appeal to U.S. movie-goers).
John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN was first released on this day–in 1978.
It introduced the world to Michael Myers and kick-started the “slasher film” craze.
The King of Horror was born on this day–in 1947.
His importance to the world of literature–especially Horror–cannot be overstated. He truly is the “King”.
One of the most important books (especially in Fantasy literature) was published on this day in 1937.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien popularized modern Fantasy and is still loved by fans to this day.
Historical Happening. 41 years ago today, Dr. Frank N. Furter proclaimed “I’m a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”.
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